Benefits, Requirements, Documents, Deadline and How to apply King’s College London Afro Beats And Afro Bytes PhD Studentship For African Students 2024

Benefits of KCL PhD Studentship

This award will cover your full tuition fees, provide an annual stipend and offers a Research, Training and Support Grant per year.

Requirements for KCL PhD Studentship

Essential criteria

  • An African national and permanently resident in an African country;
  • Liable for tuition fees at the higher international/overseas rate (fees are covered funding for four years);
  • Plan to commence a full-time MPhil/PhD programme at King’s College London in the 2024-25 academic year (Ideally the candidate will start in October 2024).
  • Meet the academic requirements for enrolment for the PhD degree in the Faculty of Social Science and Policy at King’s College London.
  • You should hold or expect to obtain a High Merit or Distinction at Master’s level (or equivalent) in any subject. Subjects of particular relevance would include but not be limited to: International Political Economy; Political Economy; Business; Development Studies; Culture, Media & Creative Industries; Policy; Sociology; Geography; Social sciences.
  • A strong interest in music and the creative economy (academic, professional, personal)
  • Good team-working, observational, organisation and communication skills.
  • Experience of qualitative and quantitative methods

Desirable criteria

  • Professional experience in the music industry in a West African country
  • Professional or personal networks in the music industry in an African country
  • Prior research or publication experience

Application Documents

  • CV
  • cover letter explaining your interest in the project and how your prior experience is relevant
  • a sample of written work (i.e MA thesis)
  • an academic reference letter (from a previous supervisor or personal tutor at MA level).

Please ensure that you send in all relevant documentation with your online application, as otherwise delays will occur in processing your application. Usually this includes:

  • A personal statement
  • A research proposal and/or project approval form
  • Transcripts of your previous qualifications (with official English translations if not originally in English)
  • An academic reference. Please note you may be required to obtain a second academic reference at the request of the department
  • Any English language qualifications that you have (if your first language is not English).

Some courses require specific additional documents to be submitted with the application, such as a sample of previous academic writing. Please check the ‘Entry requirement’ section in the course’s entry on the postgraduate course finder for further details.

Please note that some research degrees will offer up to four entry points (September, January, April and July). Please check our online prospectus for details.

Application Deadline

March 19, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to King’s College London (KCL) on to apply

Please email these documents to Prof. Comunian ( 19th of March 2024.

If selected, this will be followed by an invitation to an interview (the interview will take place online in week commencing 22nd of April 2024). If successful at the interview, an offer will be made for PhD study and scholarship funding.

The selected candidates must then apply via King’s Apply online application system. Details are available at:?

Please apply for CMCI (MPhil/PhD) and indicate?Prof. Comunian and Dr Ikpe?as your desired supervisor and the project title in your application and all correspondence.?

Details on the PhD programme are available at:

For more details, visit KCL website

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